Whole Bean Coffee & Filtered Water
Scale or measuring scoop
Method to preheat Chemex Brewer & to keep it warm while brewing (Warming Plate)
Prewarm Chemex decanter; continue to warm it on warming plate during brewing until serving
Note #1: 2 ½ cups of filtered water will make enough coffee for a 16oz Thermos.
Note #2: 3 ¼ cups of filtered water will make enough coffee for a 16oz Thermos + (1) 4oz cup.
For 3 ¼ cups of water, measure out 1oz (4 level scoops) of whole bean coffee. Grind the coffee beans between fine and medium grind size (approximate setting 12-14 on the Baratza).
Take the prefolded Chemex filter in your hands. Separate the cone into two halves [one half will have 3 filter paper layers, and the other will only have 1 filter paper layer]. Premoisten the Chemex filter slightly. Place the Chemex filter into the Chemex. The seam between the two cone halves should rest on the indented area.
Place freshly ground beans into the Chemex cone. Press down a circle in center of coffee with your finger to make a central recess. Heat water to 202° – 204° F. Slowly pour a tiny bit of hot water into the centrally recessed part of the ground coffee. Wait for bloom to appear. Wait a bit. Next start pouring some more hot water in a circular fashion on the outskirts of the coffee cone. Wait a bit. Pour more. Wait. Periodically, check the kettle water temperature to confirm it is still near 203° F. Pour more. For the last pour overs, put the water in the center last. Wait for entire coffee to drip out. Swirl brewed coffee in Chemex decanter. Pour into desired thermos and /or cup and enjoy.